Alpha Predator

Cheech -December 29, 2014

Early last year I had some buddies that wanted some flies specifically for musky fishing, and I just happened to have one of those "itches" to tie big flies. I wanted to try something that was 100% synthetic to maximize durability and color ranges the fly could be tied in. The original Alpha Predator was tied very similar to this one, but it was done on a 5/0 Trokar hook. I had it with me one day when we were fishing for bass, so I decided to give it a swim just to check out its action etc. Long story short the bass wouldn't leave it alone that day, and I knew I had a winner. It has since been to many destinations (both salt and fresh water) and it doesn't fail to attract fish. I really think the all-star of this pattern is the flash-n-slinky fibers. They have surprising movement in the water for being synthetic fibers, and they are extremely durable. If I'm tying a fly with long fibers I usually pick flash-n-slinky or Steve Farrar UV blend . One modification I make to this fly is I'll add a collar of bucktail right behind the bruiser blend if I'm tying in 4/0 or larger.


~ Cheech

Material List
  • Hook: Daiichi 2546 - Salt Water Hook - 1/0
  • Thread: 6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed - White
  • Body: Flash 'N Slinky - Anchovy
  • Body: Flash 'N Slinky - Dark Purple
  • Flash: Holographic Flashabou - Purple - 6999
  • Flash: Holographic Flashabou - Black - 6997
  • Collar: Palmer Chenille - Pearl - Medium
  • Head: Senyo Laser Yarn Dubbing - Purple
  • Head: Bruiser Blend Dubbing - Cream
  • Eyes: Fish Skull Living Eyes - Ice (Silver) - 8mm
  • Resin: Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Thick (1/2 oz)
  • Resin: Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Flow
  • Tools Used: Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
Bruiser Blend Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Dubbing
Bruiser Blend Dubbing

Bruiser Blend Dubbing

$3.25
Palmer Chenille
Palmer Chenille
Palmer Chenille
Palmer Chenille
Palmer Chenille
Palmer Chenille
Palmer Chenille
Palmer Chenille
Palmer Chenille

Palmer Chenille

$3.25
Fish Skull Living Eyes
Fish Skull Living Eyes
Fish Skull Living Eyes
Fish Skull Living Eyes
Fish Skull Living Eyes
Fish Skull Living Eyes

Fish Skull Living Eyes

$3.99
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool

Stonfo Comb & Brush Tool

$9.99
Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Flow
Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Flow

Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Flow

$16.99
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed

6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed

$3.25
Senyo Laser Yarn Dubbing
Senyo Laser Yarn Dubbing
Senyo Laser Yarn Dubbing

Senyo Laser Yarn Dubbing

$3.25
Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Thick (1/2 oz)
Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Thick (1/2 oz)

Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Thick (1/2 oz)

$16.99
Holographic Flashabou
Holographic Flashabou
Holographic Flashabou

Holographic Flashabou

$6.49
Flash 'N Slinky
Flash 'N Slinky

Flash 'N Slinky

$8.99
Daiichi 2546 - Salt Water Hook
Daiichi 2546 - Salt Water Hook

Daiichi 2546 - Salt Water Hook

$7.50

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